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BHS Contest Entry Using Barberscore: Information and Tutorials

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The Barbershop Harmony Society is utilizing a new platform called Barberscore for contest management and entry for all chapters and quartets for division, district, and international contests.    To better understand and be able to assist our members, please review the following resources: Barberscore FAQ for Competitors Contest Entry Tutorial for Quartets Contest Entry Tutorial for Choru...
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Updates Regarding Harmony Fellows (50+ Year Members) Renewal Process

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Calling all members of your chapter or district who have 50 or more years of service in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS)! As you likely know, when Barbershoppers have been members of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 50 years, they enter a fraternity of folks known as the Harmony Fellows. In recognition of this significant milestone of loyalty and service, the Barbershop Harmony Society no l...
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Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates Black History Month with announcement of scholarships and endowment

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With a commitment to its vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society announces a new scholarship opportunity for persons of color to explore a musical art form whose origins lie in African American communities of the South in the 19th century. The Grand Central Red Caps Endowment has been established to provide scholarships and other supports to encourage the broadest possible...
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GigSalad is delivering the bookings for Singing Valentines!

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Our partnership with GigSalad is yielding results! Several groups that have signed up using our promo code BHS2018 have already gotten leads and bookings for this month. We’ve already seen nearly 30 confirmed February bookings on the platform through February 7th. Pro and Featured accounts automatically bump to the top of any searches for “singing valentines”, “singing telegrams” and other singin...
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Important Changes to Chapter Billing

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The Barbershop Harmony Society will be sending chapter bills and statements for insurance for January 1, 2018, through January 1, 2019, to all U.S. and Canadian Chapters. New this year, chapter treasurers will be receiving an email bill/statement for payment. We will not be sending a printed/mailed copy. However, if your chapter treasurer does not have an email address, we will send a printed/mail...
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Changes to quartet program announced

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Effective April 1, 2018, the Barbershop Harmony Society will be making the following changes to the Quartet program: The fee for renewing or registering a quartet will be $60.   Additional quartet members (more than 4) will incur a fee of $15 each person. Frequently Asked Questions Why are we raising the quartet fee? Over the last 10+ years, BHS has increased the services provided to quar...
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Want a safer car? Put a quartet in the back seat

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Yep - those are Barbershoppers, all right. GEN GAP, a quartet from the Santa Monica Oceanaires, is featured in a new spot for the Toyota Rav 4, now airing nationally on TV and social media. This is the second national spot for GEN GAP, who previously have appeared in ads for Schick razors. "The key to booking the spot was our ability to give a barbershop sound to the copy written by the ad agen...
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Vocal Health: Voice Production and Resonance

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This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers.   This article is designed to be an introduction to how the vocal sound is produced and resonated. It also serves to clarify sometime...
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New stage options added to some quartet contests

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To all potential International Quartet Contest Competitors: As many of you are aware, we experimented with modifying the lighting and microphone setup for quartets at last year's International quartet contest in Las Vegas - designed to allow you to be more creative in your presentations. At our recent Midwinter meeting, the Society Contest & Judging Committee (SCJC) has now approved these enh...
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Apply for the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational by February 1

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The stage of the Grand Ole Opry will burst into harmony next January when the Next Generation Barbershop Junior Chorus Invitational comes to historic Music City. Now in its twelfth year, the event welcomes high school-aged choruses from around the world for a weekend of clinics, adjudication, and world-class shows that spark a lifelong love of singing. See this year’s audience favorite chorus, H...
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